Day 1 – Arrive Tokyo
Upon arrival, proceed to the airport limousine coach for your transfer to hotel.
Hotel: 4★ Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel or similar (2 nights)
DAY 2 – Tokyo B
Enjoy a half-day tour with visits to Meiji Jingu, Japan’s famous Shinto Shrineand Imperial Palace East Garden, site of the original Edo Castle. Browse through the many stores lining Nakamise-dori walkway leading up to Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji Temple), Tokyo’s oldest and most famous Buddhist temple. Your tour will disband at Ginza Area.
Day 3 – Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Hakone B, L
Drive to Mount Fuji, stopping at the 5th Station for breathtaking views of the mountain (weather permitting). Proceed to Hakone National Park for a cruise on Lake Ashi. Take the Mt Komagatake Ropeway, a scenic cable car ride for panoramic views of the spectacular Mt. Fuji area. Stay the night at Hakone, famous for its hot springs (onsen).
Hotel: 4★ Yumoto Fujiya Hotel or similar (1 night)
Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4 – Hakone – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto B, L, D
Transfer to Odawara station for your bullet train ride to Kyoto. Drive to Nara for visits to Todaiji Temple, Nara Deer Park, and the colorful Kasuga Taisha Shrine with 3,000 lanterns and Nara magomikan. Return to Kyoto for overnight. Dinner in your ryokan.
Ryokan: Gion Yoshi Ima or similar (2 nights)
Day 5 – Kyoto B, L, D
Spend your morning sightseeing with visits to the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Nijo Castle known for its lavish interiors, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. After lunch, visit Heian Jingu Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple and Kiyomizudera Temple. Dinner in your ryokan.
Day 6 – Kyoto – Osaka
Meet your group at designated pick up point and board a local express train for Osaka and take a guided walking tour. See Osaka’s famous sights including the Aerial Garden Observatory for a commanding view of the city and Osaka Castle, the symbol of Osaka known for its magnificent stone wall. Walk to the nearby river boat dock to board the Aqua Liner for an hour-long cruise around Nakanoshima.
Hotel: 4★ Hotel New Hankyu Osaka or similar (1 night)
Day 7 – Osaka Departure B
Take the airport limousine coach for your transfer to the airport.